Tag Archive | "germany"


20 October 2011 | 12,655 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do […]

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02 September 2010 | 6,008 views

Deutsche Post Security Cup – Bug Bounty Contest

The trend of paying for bugs is certainly catching on, the most recent entrant to the field is Deutsche Post the German postal service. They announced this week a security cup for their new online secure messaging service. The bug bounty trend has resurfaced recently with Mozilla increasing its bounty to $3000 and Google increasing […]

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06 January 2010 | 9,541 views

2010 Bug Wreaks Havoc In Germany

This was pretty unexpected for most people, the Y2K bug was so over-hyped then nothing really happened. Then suddenly 2010 comes and everything goes haywire! The first big news that struck was Spam Assassin which included all versions of cPanel, it started rejected almost all e-mails due to a bug in the spam detection rules […]

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01 February 2008 | 13,306 views

German Police Creating Law Enforcement Trojan

After banning hacking tools it looks like the German police are looking into digital wiretapping and creating ‘whitehat’ trojans for monitoring the bad guys… Of course they define who the bad guys are, and according to law 202(c) it could be us.. This is very definitely questionable when it comes to ethics, it’s almost as […]

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04 October 2007 | 7,097 views

New German Hacking Law 202(c) – Sites Close & Possible Backfire

This has been floating around for a while and you might have noticed a warning on some German based security sites that they’ve had to move their tools due to this new legislation known as 202(c) – a couple of examples are KisMAC and Phenoelit. Basically the new law prohibits manufacturing, programming, installing, or spreading […]

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16 August 2007 | 6,791 views

German Hacker Successfully Clones E-Passports

So the latest news is that the RFID chips in electronically enabled passports are NOT encrypted, which bright spark came up with that idea? Ok so you implement ‘more secure’ RFID passports, and leave all the data in plain text for anyone to tamper with – nice! So what do you think they are gonna […]

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06 June 2006 | 7,605 views

RFID & Biometrics Used At World Cup in Germany

RFID, biometrics, hi-tech police officers, yes it’s all going to be happening in Germany for the close approaching World Cup 2006. Not surprisingly, security is a top priority for the German government, even higher than its desire to see the national team walk off the pitch with the World Cup 2006 trophy. The list of […]

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